In this episode Ladin and Steve get to fish Wild Rose Lake on Rocky Ridge Ranch, Oregon. It's a clear crisp day in March and the guys each have their own one-man raft out on the water. The lake is stocked with Kamloops Trout, which is a strain of Rainbow, as well as Hybrids and the guys have to troll the lake before finding fish close to a reed bed in one corner. They are both using Chironomid patterns, imitating the non-biting midges that are naturally found here and on which the trout love to feed. Ladin is using a 5 weight rod with a floating line and then a combination of chironomids, a black one above a red dropper. And it's the red one that seems to be doing all the damage as both guys catch a load of good sized hard fighting fish. Its obviously a very peaceful way to enjoy a great day's fishing, topped off with the spectacular views of snow capped Mount Hood in the distance.
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